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87 March 27th, 2016 Y&R’s Justin Hartley On Playing The Black Sheep Of The Newman Clan: “I think Adam Is The Best Role On Television Right Now.”

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The Young and the Restless Daytime Emmy nominated Justin Hartley (Adam Newman) is featured in the latest edition of CBS Watch! Magazine on sale now.  It’s rare that the publication features anyone from the daytime soap opera genre, but Hartley is one of those exceptions for many a reason.

In a piece by On-Air On-Soaps Michael Fairman for Watch!, Hartley discussed: his decision to come back to daytime from a successful primetime career (Revenge, Smallville, Mistresses), taking on the role of the black sheep of the Newman clan, making the role his own, as well as discussed a dash of his personal life.  Here are a few excerpts from the feature below.

In terms of how he envisions Adam, and those that call the character a soap ‘bad boy’, Hartley says, “I don’t think he (Adam) thinks he is a bad boy.  Adam is the smartest guy in the room … so he thinks.”

Justin also adds about his alter-ego, “Something always implodes on him, and it’s usually brought on by himself.  He’s a lover and a fighter—skewed 60/40 one way or another at any given time. He leads with his heart, his fist and his brain.”

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Hartley went on to share just how much he is relishing the role on the CBS daytime drama series.  In a year and half since he took over the role Adam, the character has been kidnapped, assumed a false identity, and when the Newman family and the town of Genoa City realized that the believed-to-be-dead Adam was very much alive, and Adam didn’t tell anyone not even his wife, Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan), it set the stage for a major fallout and reveal that gave Y&R some of its best Emmy-worthy moments of last season.

“At the risk of making my co-stars angry, I think Adam is the best role on television right now,” Hartley shared. “On paper, Adam is a perfect character; my plan was to shift it to where I wanted it. A good role is a good role—I don’t care if it’s on a stage, on daytime or primetime, it doesn’t matter.   It’s the  best job I have ever had.  I’m very happy.”

So, are you enjoying Justin Hartley’s performance as Adam Newman?  How do you see/view Adam  … part villain/part anti-hero? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. su0000 says:

    My granny soap guru neighbor told me more than once
    ” Adam is a henpecked man his wife wears the pants ” ….

    lol– so true.. Chelsea is a shrew she owns Adam. Poor Adam is so —– whipped..

    Y&R is really good and for the 1st time ever- it is now my #1 soap
    (I never thought that could happen, GH was always my shrine of the soaps..

    Justian is good, very good .. his portrayal of Adam is awesome.

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    Peggy replied

    How is he whipped- he repeatedly tells Chelsea all he cares about is her and his son and then he beds her and goes about doing exactly as he pleases. Love him but he is not whipped and Jack is not a pansy.

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    MEG replied

    Yes neither Jack or Adam are pussies,,and Chelsea is no shrew ,she just knows victor is no good for Adam or Connor,he is bad for the whole family ,so she wants Adam to be saved from that evil arse,

    su0000 replied

    Chelsea= Nag

    verb (used without object), nagged, nagging.
    to find fault or complain in an irritating, wearisome, or relentless manner,,

    verb (used with object), nagged, nagging.
    to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands.
    —–
    Nag, the noun:
    someone (especially a woman) who annoys people by constantly finding fault
    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
    And now Nag, the verb:
    To annoy by constant scolding, complaining, or urging
    To scold, complain, or find fault constantly
    …….
    hen·peck (hĕn′pĕk′)
    To dominate or harass (someone, usually a man) with persistent nagging.

    CeeCee replied

    Hello, Peggy,
    I do see what su0000 is saying, Peggy.
    You are right, Adam keeps assuring Chelsea all he cares about are she and their son. However, as much as he loves his little family, I truly feel that he not being honest even to himself.
    He wants to make her happy, at the cost of sacrificing his own wants, feelings and beliefs. I suppose one can look at it that way, and I do.
    I could never tell my husband what to do to accommodate myself; and, vice versa.
    It is never a good idea to impose one’s will on someone else, even a spouse. Chelsea is not giving Adam a choice. This should be discussed at length. But, it’s a soap.
    Right now, I think Adam is whipped. ….. Problem is, sooner or later Adam’s ego/DNA will catch up to him….he will balk. It is a matter of time.
    I, also, think, Peggy, that TPTB, want to break this couple up. I may be wrong, but, I am getting that vibe. Later, my friend.

    Peggy replied

    Ok, I do not know Chelsea’s history on Y&R. I just figured crazy Annie made it to GC from PV and she has always seemed like the gal from the trailer park who wants more- and I should know- She does nag and plead but I do believe she totally loves him and he her but that always spells trouble as we must have conflict. I have never seen her as a lead actress, really, more of second string but still like her I guess although at times it is hard. So I guess Adam is her beotch but not for long.

    Maureen replied

    Some of your comments seem mean-spirited.

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    Timmm replied

    I agree su0000, he is no Victor. Chelsea wears the pants and Michael Muhney’s Adam would have nothing to do with her. Justin even admitted to reforming the character to his liking. Boo!

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    Patrick replied

    thank you Timmmm

    I wonder if it was the writers intent from the getgo… no matter how Justin Hartley agreed with Michael Muhney take

    Y&R made sure… Eric Braedon… had the count… and topped of his machismo and “power struggle”

    Yawn

    I mean really… to read… that… for the sake of EB’ Victor Newman… the character of Michael… is dumbed down… and the trial of Victor… is ???? by default.. dismissed… and thereby lets Victor off the hook

    god.. who cares for the old curmudgeon at this point

    CeeCee replied

    I agree, Timmmy. I do not like Chelsea. Her personality reminds me much of the ‘new Phyllis’.
    Complete personality-reversal. Who is this woman? And, Adam? As my irreverent ‘granda’ would say, “…..the guy’s p***y-whipped.” LOL.
    Chelsea has lost all focus of how she got where she is. Yes, admittedly, she was brought to GC through nefarious means by Dracula, himself….however, she would still be living in the gutter, if he had not……still scamming and reeling in men into her web.
    Suddenly she has emerged from her sullied cocoon as the prim and proper, righteous, social butterfly.
    But, you know why I cannot cozy up to date his character, Timmm? The fact that she more or less abandoned her child, Johnny…..who is being reared by Victoria. And, shame on Victoria for being part of it.
    There would be no way, I would have allowed anyone take my baby….I would have fought tooth and nail…taken on Victor and the world. Ok, ok…..getting a little carried away, here!!!!LOL.
    Now that I think about it, I did not like Annie Lavery, either (Melissa’s role on AMC). Hmmmmm.

  2. Patrick says:

    “…Adam is the best role on television right now,” ”

    “…It’s the best job I have ever had. ”

    Justin Hartley has … made…. without doubt… Adam… his own

    not saying… Michael Muhney doesn’t reign in the history books as pure genius

    WOW… they are both… Dynamic !

    I say… here ye, here ye Victor Newman… you’re spotlight has dimmed and has paled ever since Adam took over

    Adam, truly is the best character on TV

    but.. I agree with @su granny soap guru next door… until he cuts off Chelsea … ahem! only then will he MAN UP… where’s the POWER PLAY…

    I think … if Adam and Sage ever get back together… with Kelly Sullivan… come on Sage… bring us remnants of Connie Sullivan… stand by your man… support him… and with your own dynamic… let this couple TAKE

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    Timmm replied

    Adam + Sage = A grand slam!

    ADAGE IS ALL THE RAGE!

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  3. MEG says:

    I will always love MM’S ADAM and miss him !,But I am glad they chose JH to take over ,!

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    Anne G Steele replied

    I will always love MM as Adam. He developed and portrayed the character with deeper emotion and intensity, however since he is gone, I love and adore JH also.

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  4. Beth says:

    Chelsea and Adam are my favorite couple on young and restless but right now Chelsea is getting little bit bossy she telling what to do I hope Adam take over Newman and I hope Chelsea be more understanding Justin is doing one tremendous and super job playing Adam I will be rooting for him when the had the daytime Emmy award I hope he will win and I hope u will played Adam for a long time

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    Nanci replied

    Chelsea just doesnt have her own personality anymore. She just exists to stand around telling Adam what to do, what to think, what to feel. Dont even see her with little Connor anymore…where
    has he gone? Maybe he got tired of Mommy nagging Daddy, too, and toddled off into the
    sunset. Hope they bring back the old Chelsea and Adam soon. Used to love them!

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  5. Rachelle says:

    I love Adam, keep up the good work. he deserve the Emmy Award for sure.

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  6. donna says:

    I just love Justin Hartley as Adam Newman. He is not only handsome, he’s funny and the faces he makes just crack me up sometimes. I’m so very happy Y&R chose Justin Hartley to play Adam Newman and I really, really hope Justin stays at Y&R playing Adam Newman. like forever…

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  7. Joe says:

    I agree with Justin, that Adam is the best role on daytime right now. If only we could get a head writer who could write for it.

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  8. Anne G Steele says:

    IMO, Michael Muhney will always be Adam Newman to me, however ,Justin is an excellent recast. Both are superb actors.Michael portrayed Adam more intensely but I am enjoying Justin’s portrayal as well.

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  9. Colleen Carlton says:

    Hartley is doing a much better job than that predator Michael Muhney, that’s for sure.

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    Maria replied

    I agree with you Colleen, Justin is rocking it as Adam Newman. I never liked michael Muhney as Adam. Justin is a better actor, and sexy as hell lol.

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    Lex replied

    Quit attacking Michael Muhney. He’s denied these lies. Move on.

    Mellisa M replied

    What kind of comment is that? Leave Michael Muhney alone. Move on lady.

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    CeeCee replied

    Why, move on? That’s her opinion. You cannot hold someone’s opinion against her.
    I love Michael Muhney, but, as Maria, I am enjoying Justin Hartley’s Adam so much more.
    Agree or disagree, Mellisa M, but, please have some respect for your fellow-posters. Not nice!!

    Timmm replied

    How soon we forget!

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    CeeCee replied

    Yes!!

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    Frank replied

    Right on, CeeCee- we all have different likes and opinions but we we express these- told to move on- or maligned or some such – Not nice- and I certainly am guilty of not-nice comments–but only directed at the shows, characters, writing, etc- which I thought was the point of this but -well I have had enough of it and kudos for speaking out on it. Why are some opinions ok and others not- speak your mind but stop with the telling others not to or other demeaning comments.

    CeeCee replied

    @Frank.
    Oh, my dear friend….I get pelted by only one person for expressing my opinion, which, as you well emphasize, we are here to do.
    Yes, I can be brutal towards characters, but never towards our fellow-posters….unless it is self-defense.
    So thank you. I needed that!

  10. m evans says:

    ADAM IS THE MAN, LOVE HIM !! HE IS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB .

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    MARGIE replied

    Adam is the man, love him, hate him. He is doing a fantastic job. just keep he and Chelsea together !!!

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  11. Marynelle vuckers says:

    When Michael was let go I stopped watching glut when Justin came on I was willing to give him a chance. He has made Adam his own and he and Melissa are only reason I watch other than Sharon case(who doesn’t get s/l she should). Justin is amazing and just love him in this role Hope he gets an Emmy for his work And just WOW!!!!

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  12. Diane P. Diamond says:

    Justin absolutely rocks in the role of Adam. He’s been one of the best recasts ever on this show. I loved watching him in Revenge, and I’m so glad that he is now on Y&R.

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  13. Elaine Oxford says:

    Justin does an excellent job as Adam, great actor,handsome and intelligent
    what more could we want !

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  14. Softjohn says:

    Okay, I’m not saying Justin Hartley does a horrible job as Adam, but Adam is suppose to be a ruthless man who would do anything to get his hands on Newman Enterprises. If Muhney was still in the role, Adam would agreed on the bargin deal, Victor would be behind bars, and he would make Newman the way its suppose to be! I’m trying to enjoy Hartley’s portrayal of the character and happy that he was nominated for an emmy, but something keeps telling me he’s an imposter. Remember, he’s suppose to be Adam with a new face and so far, every character that return with a new actor after the character received extensive plastic surgeey on soaps, Roman Brady Days and Todd Manning OLTL, turned out to be imposters years later? I have a feeling he’s an imposter, that’s why he hasn’t tried to even take Newman!

    Also, is it weird that there are a lot of Victors on soaps. There’s Victor Newman, Victor Lord, Victor Cassidine. Etc. Also, they are the villians on that soap and so forth! What’s up with that? I mean, is it a classic throwback to old writing or something else?

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    sonniorsolita replied

    “If Muhney was still in the role” … Adam would be doing the exact same things he’s doing now. The actors don’t write their own stories, they play what is handed to them by the writers!

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    CeeCee replied

    Exactly. Both are superlative actors. It is just a matter of taste. I truly love Muhney….but, I love Justin more. Not necessarily because I think Justin makes a ‘better’ Adam…..but, because I have always preferred Justin, as an actor since his PASSIONS days.

    Timmm replied

    I agree, IF they could ever bring back Michael Muhney as Adam, Justin would turn out to be Gabe Bingham, hands down!

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    Patrick replied

    WHAT a powerhouse.. this would be … a return to the discovery of :

    Michael Muhney and Sharon Case
    Justin Hartley and Kelly Sulivan
    Jason Thompson and Amelia Heinle

    there you have it.. POWER take over

    no need for Eric Braedon and Peter Bergman

    Y&R brings it’s show of show.. into …. the 21st century PLUS

    Patrick replied

    OK… you add in Ashley and Dr. Neville… Michael E. knight
    OK… you add in Mariah and Kevin

    there is a lot of potential in this cast

    god.. who wouldn’t love… to see Judith Chapman and Ted Shackelford.. as Gloria and Jeffrey bardwell

    woah

    top draw

  15. Sonja Oslach says:

    I think that Justin is great, he is a young version of Victor. he must become in charge of Newman, not Victoria she is not good at staying focus in her marriage to Billy she is to much of a daddy’s girl. she should hand it over to Justin(Adam). Chelsea should stand a 100 % by Adam no questions asked. any way Justin must take over the family business. I love the Y & R been watching it for 42 years, when it started with the brook newspaper family . I just love it. I will cry when there is no more Y & R to watch . I’m 71 year old I use to tape it and watch at the same time as not to miss anything when the phone rang or the door bell. I Love the Y & R.

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  16. Sonja Oslach says:

    LOVE THE Y & R.

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  17. Stefano says:

    Justin is a wonderful actor, and a yummy yummy hot man.

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  18. Chrissy says:

    Best thing to happen to Y&R in along time. Love what he is bringing to this character. Justin and Eric Braeden in scenes together rock!

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  19. Valerie says:

    Justin is my favorite Adam. I love Adam, always have. He’s my favorite person on y&r. Adam has always gotten the short end of the stick. He don’t hurt people intentionally its all business. Victor on the other hand I don’t like. He has been responsible sir so many evil things people have died or been seriously injured due to him. But he never gets in trouble for anything!! Pisses me off !!

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  20. Claire Butara says:

    From Canada
    We really like Justin, specially the role he is playing now, it’s a good change. His priority is family, we like that. Very good actor, we are hooked to the show every day….pls. continue to make it exciting…we believe in you and Shelsea.

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    Claire Butara replied

    See above

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  21. Cherylb67 says:

    Justin Hartlley owns the role of Adam Newman. Did someone else play Adam before now??? I forget…He makes every scene interesting.I have been watching since day 1 of Y&R with my grandmother and mother I was a little girl. Let me tell you Justin Hartley lit a fire under Y&R.He is what I wait for his scenes are magnetic,poignant.He always adds little nuances that just make Adam his very own.Adam isnt so twisted and sick as when he first came on.I root for Adam,we love Adam we want him to succeed.To have Chelsea and Conner.To gain Victor’s love and approval and to finally be the number one son in Victors eyes.

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    4ever DAYS replied

    Yes, a few actors played Adam. The most recent was a hands actor who’s hands were just about the only things seen because they hadn’t recasted yet. Plus, his hands may have been a nod to what transpired with the actor before “hands” Newman. That actor was supposedly handsy with a big busted actress on the same show, so handsy was replaced by hands who was replaced by Justin. There was an actor before handsy. I don’t know why he washed his hands of the role.

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    Lex replied

    Shame on you for smearing Michael Muhney.

    sonniorsolita replied

    Ha! Actually, we do know why the first actor washed his hands of the role: He objected to his storyline, which called for him to get handsy and perhaps use other body parts with a male co-star!

    CeeCee replied

    Lol. Love the post, 4ever. We cannot help our natural “endowment”. Actually, sometimes ‘it’ becomes an incumbrance. At least, Summer is modest and keeps herself contained for a younger adult.
    Chris Engen initiated the role of Adam. He quit because he did not want to engage in ‘pretend’ homosexual sex. He did not want to kiss another man passionately. He said it went against his beliefs and morals. I liked Chris and I remember clearly looking him up and reading about his ‘washing his hands’ of the show.
    Enter, “hands” Michael Muhney….If you recall, Adam used Rafe ( who was a gay attorney, and the son of Victor’s housekeeper). He was such a good guy and actor…loved him; so gorgeous. But, Adam pretended to be gay and had sex with him to get information. I cannot remember what vital info Adam needed. Ohhhh, that Adam was sooooo bad at that time.

    CeeCee replied

    @Lex.
    In 4 ever’s defense, by ‘hands’, he means Adam’s hands when after presumed dead, all we saw were his hands, as he monitored the hidden camera in Connor’s nursery.
    Furthermore, 4 ever is not besmirching Muhney at all. He is merely repeating what was all over the media. 4 ever was cautious enough to say ‘supposedly’. So, read the post thoroughly before YOU smear someone and accuse him of misspeaking.

  22. Mary SF says:

    One question if this is the best job he has ever had and if he is so happy why did he recently take time off the show to do a pilot for a primetime series? If that series gets picked up and he has to choose between it or the soap, will he stay with the soap— or should we read between the lines and believe what he is really saying this is best job until something better comes along.

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    Frank replied

    I wish Justin the very best and enjoy him on Y&R and I love my job but if I were offered another job that paid more and seemed good- hello. I see no evil subplot here between the lines.

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    Mary SF replied

    I don’t know anyone who truly loves their job go out and actively seek interviews with other places at the same time. It is one thing to have a job offer come your way, one you didn’t look for yourself and If he was off doing a play, or a movie I might believe he was committed to the role and to daytime. I see no evil subplot, yet in my opinion he is being disingenuous saying how much he loves his job and playing Adam, then actively goes out and tries out for other roles that will force him to abandon the role he says is the best character on television.

    Nikki replied

    I don’t see anything either Frank. This is show business at it’s best. Justin is Y & R right now and the only couple I like watching. I like Mariah & Kevin and Ashley & the Dr. Nevel but we never see them anymore. I can’t wait to see what Adam does when this baby stuff comes out. Although I love him & Chelsea, I think he just may go to Sage and that’s ok with me because I want someone to knock Nick off his high horse. I wish Justin all the luck in the world and I hope movies are around the corner for you.

    Timmm replied

    Its Hollywood Mary, they all talk out of both sides of their mouths! Its a tough tough business and it would be foolish to ever burn a bridge! If he goes primetime he will have a heavy heart leaving Y&R and say and I believe him, how good it was to play Adam but he has bigger fish to fry. He is handsome and is a really good actor. Daytime is a really big challenge for ANY actor and shouldnt be dismissed BUT the money is in the evenings and weekends at the box office!

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    Peggy replied

    I feel you, Mar- you want your characters to stay with their roles and I have always felt that way, too. I invest my time and concern in these people and want the same loyalty in return. Tina Louise too good to come back to Gilligan’s Island for the movie- Jan or Marcia Brady not in one of the re-union movies and now refusing to show up together- I Cassadine curse them for this. I am mad at Susan Lucci and don’t watch whatever show she is on now and it is not her fault AMC was cancelled. I don’t like re-casts but ok, I get it that these are actors doing a job and wanting more money and to play other roles. What they need to do is give lifetime contracts but I don’t see that happening.

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  23. Belle says:

    Whatever Justin decides to do is okay. If he has to leave, then, bring back Muhney. I hate Chelsea’s whining, too; it’s gotten where I hate seeing her on the screen. I know Victor appears to have his way; however, he keeps the show alive. Love him or hate him, Victor keeps most of us watching. Plus, I agree with him, his family members are traitors. Why would the writers have Adam asking them to help him to decide; that group never liked him and still doesn’t.
    Because I love Justin in this role, allow him to actually be Victor Newman , Jr. Those two working together could be explosive!

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  24. Donna says:

    He is awesome , I thgt they wld nvr replace Adam with some one as good as Michael but they did it plus . He out shines in every way. And him and Chelsea are just perfect. ..

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    Granny Pat replied

    I have to agree with you about Adam. ..Justin Hartley is perfect for the part of Adam. It seems now Adam wants his family instead of working for his father Victor Newman. I really enjoy watching him on Y&R….his presence is really felt. I hope he stay with Y&R.

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    Granny Pat replied

    Yessss he is….Justin Hartley is worth watching.

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  25. penny says:

    I can’t stand Adam, but I like JH, so there maybe a little truth to what he’s saying. It always boggles the mind that some characters are allowed to get away with doing the most sinful acts and people still love them? I’m sure looks and personaility has a lot to do with it.

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  26. Timmm says:

    Justin is a great actor and a handsome guy. I still think Michael Muhney is the best Adam BUT Justin is doing better than Jason as Billy! Justin will be a big Hollywood superstar who will not last another year on Y&R BUT he does have one of the best roles in daytime so only he knows what his future holds. Good luck! [As if he needs it!]

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    Nikki replied

    Oh Timmm I agree with you. It’s just a matter of time before some producer sees him. He’s great at his job and makes us feel so many emotions at the same time. I hope he win this year because I watch all the shows and unless it’s fixed he is the best.

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    Timmm replied

    I love girls BUT I have no problem handing out guy compliments. A handsome guy is a handsome guy! What I like about him is he has the looks, abilities AND shows a vulnerable side! I’m sure he is in many girls dreams! But anyway, yes he will get that one big break and BAM, he will be gone from Y&R and I dont blame him! I have a ton of respect for daytime actors BUT the money and security is not there.

  27. Leolene Harris says:

    Adam is the smartest one for the Newman siblings. He should take over the role of Victor Newman. I just enjoy is acting along with TV wife. Keep the good work Justin. Rock the show you are a great actor.

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  28. Nancy says:

    He is sooooo sexy. Love him, love the role!

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  29. damien says:

    once adam s been completely reformed i would love to see him and ashley have a fling!!!
    justin and eileen would be smoking together
    ashley crawling in bed with the enemy would send shockwaves thru genoa city…. the abbotts vs newmans …round 100!!

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    CeeCee replied

    I think Ashley is a little too old for Adam. I would think he wants more kids.

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  30. Timmm says:

    Also, IF they would be able to bring back Michael Muhney/If he wanted to come back, Justin could stay on as Gabe Bingham. Justin is making Adam his own but lets remember, Justin may be the face of Adam BUT the person inside who was in the car is still Michael Muhney’s Adam so I dont see how or why Justin is allowed to make Adam his own? But anyway, I like Justin and there is room for both if a miracle were to happen. That way, Justin could leave for a bit and do other things while Michael returns as Adam. I know its a dream!

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    CeeCee replied

    I do like your thought-process, Timmmy.

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    Timmm replied

    I was born and raised on the theory that “Elvis is Alive” so I’ve had many years to hone my thoughts and process them!

    Helen replied

    I did not watch Y&R with Muhney, but read the gossip about hands and so forth also read his fans hired a plane to fly over CBS with a message to bring him back. I read he had conflicts with Braeden. I watched the talk anniversary special on youtube and he sat next to Victoria Newman and joked that he made out with her during scene breaks. Seemed odd and she did not seem to find humor in the joke- watch for yourself. Then he reported himself that he was very close to returning to Y&R but only from him and he self-reports he came so close to another role but did not get it. None of us know the truth of what transpired and doubt we will but does seem he is not having success in finding another role in television and wonder why his army of fans have not succeeded in his return to tv?

    CeeCee replied

    @Helen.
    There you are, my friend. I see that you are on this site….goody!!
    I was one of the first to defend Muhney’s position because no one, outside of the Y&R realm, really knows what the truth is. And, anyone who cherishes his/her job will keep quiet.
    Unfortunately, Muhney is facing dire consequences because of this imbroglio….no jobs? How factual is that?
    However, Helen, ‘hands’ was the improvised ‘name’ given to Adam Newman, as we only saw his hands, at one point, handling the hidden camera in Connor’s room. That’s what I took it to mean.
    I did not follow after he left the show….as I do not follow ANYTHING on social media. Some of that stuff is very disturbing….later, Helen.

  31. Julie says:

    I LOVE JUSTIN as Adam!!! He is an amazing actor and gorgeous to look at!!
    I think he is my favorite character on the show now, and I’ve been watching since 1973!!
    I still love Melody and Eric, and Gina is superb!! Love Y&R still the best after all these years!!

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    Peggy replied

    Eric knocked it out of the park today and turned on the tears which always gets me- and when he smelled vodka on Nikki’s breath- today was not a day I could work in the kitchen while listening as I almost lost a plate. I love Gina too, and she is going to explode with rage unless Billy gets to her first and then that rage will turn to passion. I can’t wait to see how Victor does in prison and it seems they are dropping hints he has some type of brain tumor or something that will then exonerate him with the help of the prison lady doctor whom I hope Victor has an affair with while Nikki plays with Neil.

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  32. Tani Sterling says:

    Just as Peter Bergman took over the role of Jack years ago and recreated the character, Justin has succeeded, quite successfully, in doing the same. He really does have it all; almost. His cadence is often flat. However, there have been scenes when he rises above it, and one can just feel the full scope of his talent.

    If he leaves the show, the writer’s and producer’s had better get their act together and pull things up a few more notches. It seems viewers are quite enthralled with this Adam Newman.

    Most all of the actors are so very talented. This just happens to address the subject at hand.

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  33. Timmm says:

    Thats a good comparison because Terry Lester was great as Jack and Peter is irreplaceable!

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  34. Peggy says:

    Jack and Marco doppleganger. I so was hoping for Patty Duke to come to the soaps for a doppleganger royale and to read of her passing today breaks my heart. I so loved her. RIP Patty.

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    Frank replied

    God Bless Patty Duke. I still watch her show and have been a fan of hers for decades. Read her books, have cried off and on since hearing this. She was kind and real and I tweeted her about a year ago and she of all things answered me and thanked me- unlike the retired soap star that tweets such spiritual words but can’t bother with a fan. RIP Neely O’Hara

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    Maureen replied

    God bless Patty Duke. What a talent and humanitarian and outed herself as having a mental illness and even today that is stigmatized. Her performances in so many roles – I have cried a little myself and the outpouring of love and remembrances is noticeably lacking from the soap community other than Michael Fairman.

    Maureen replied

    I just read that our Beloved Patty was a soap star as well!! She played Ellen on The Brighter Day.

  35. Brett says:

    Jill and Chuck haven’t done many good things for y&r but casting smoking hot talented Justin was one of them! Glad he’s so happy in his job and hope he stays for many years.

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    Peggy replied

    They brought in Michael Knight and I think the new lady prison doc is going to be good, too and yes Justin hot, Justin good.

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  36. Michelle says:

    Justin plays the deeply flawed and complicated Adam perfectly! He is the best part of Y&R these days. I couldn’t imagine anyone else playing the role. I hope he stays for the remainder of the role. The writers need to keep writing him quality material worthy of his acting ability!

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